Bronze Buddhist Bell, Edo Period
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1837 VR: item # 153340
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|From the latter half of Japan's Edo Period (1600-1868), this 18th century Buddhist ceremonial bell preceded Japanese sophistication in the art of bronze casting and their development of an export market for fine metalwork. Prior to the Meiji Era, most metalwork was for domestic use. The inscription on this piece reads "God's Bell" and, in spite of imperfect casting, the humble bell has great appeal. A free-floating metal ball that rolls around in the bell chamber creates a modest tinkling sound. The bell has been well used and an inscription on the back no longer is readable. Dimensions: height 6 1/2" (16 cm), width 3 1/2" (9 cm), depth 2 1/2" (6 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM|